The Queer Mercado
The Queer Mercado is a marketplace composed of Queer / LGBT+ Creators, vendors & artists. We are the first permanent LGBTQ+ feature in the community that takes place on the 3rd Saturday of each month. This is a unique space where we uplift, celebrate and support new business and talent in and around East Los Angeles through a holistic approach in the marketplace / vendor community. We intend to create economic opportunities for Queer / LGBTQ+ community members, specifically those that traditionally have not been afforded the opportunities to activate and elevate their brands, art and even the opportunity to incubate innovative ideas. We are creating a space that will also engage the local community by contributing vendor fee profit to the local High school, engage youth in job training opportunities through In the Making, and ultimately help create safe environments for LGBTQ+ community members and ensure they see themselves represented and celebrated through a supportive and loving community.